On 5 August 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Santiago issued a Health Alert regarding adjustments to the city-level quarantine orders in Chile, which reads in part as follows:

“As of August 5, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 364,723 cases of COVID-19 in Chile. The government of Chile has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The following new measures were announced by the Chilean government on August 5:

  • The introduction of quarantines for the following comunas (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am): Tierra Amarilla (III Region)
  • The introduction for sanitary cordons for the following locations (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am): Between the comunas of Concepción and Penco (VIII Region); Between the comunas of San Pedro de la Paz and Coronel (VII Region)
  • The upgrading of the following comunas from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the “Paso a Paso” plan. This includes the lifting of quarantine from Monday-Friday (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am): Tocopilla (II Region), Lampa (RM), Providencia (RM), Curacaví (RM), Melipilla (RM), Rancagua (VI Region), Machalí (VI Region), Graneros (VI Region)
  • The downgrading of the following comuna from Phase 3 to Phase 2 of the “Paso a Paso” plan. This includes the reimposition of quarantine on the weekends and holidays (begins Monday, August 10 at 5:00 am): Punta Arenas (XII Region).

“For a full list of measures implemented by the Chilean government, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19. This webpage is updated daily, and includes a list of all comunas currently in quarantine.

“For more information on the Chilean government’s “Paso a Paso” program, and what is permitted during each phase, please visit this website (Spanish only).”